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A Handful of Apps to Add to Your New iPad (even if you don't take it to school)

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Every year at this time I publish a short list of the apps that I recommend installing if you received a new iPad during this holiday season. Even if you don't take your new iPad to school, these a...
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My Top 5 Lesson Activities using iPad of 2014 - December 2014 Post

My Top 5 Lesson Activities using iPad of 2014 - December 2014 Post | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it

As the year comes to an end I thought I would share some of my favourite iPad activities from this year. It was a difficult decision to narrow it down to five but here goes:

 

1.Towards the end of last year my school celebrated it's 150 year anniversary and we carried many activities with the pupils that term looking at the history of the school. One of the activities was to compare then and now photos. We use an app called InstaShake HD App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/instashake-hd/id595411264?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4  to blend two photos together in different ways. We also carried out this activity during the recent World War 1 week at the school.

 

2. Last term I worked with a PE department to use the iPads to support GCSE students portfolios. One of the activities was to record video of sporting skills from different angles using the iPad's camera and then add the videos into iMovie app to use some of it's features such as split screen, freeze frame and the speed tool. More detail on this can be found here http://sco.lt/8hTUhd   ;

 

3. Early this term I began an activity with Year 6 pupils to gamify stories using Book Creator App We used the hyperlink tool within Book Creator to link text and images to different pages and give the reader options of where the story went by choosing options within a scenario. More detail can be found here http://www.redjumper.net/blog/2014/12/using-non-linear-stories-gamify-books/

 

4. In summer term I worked with a Year 3 class to use the time lapse feature in I Can Animate App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/i-can-animate/id399760501?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4  ; to capture shadows moving across the playground. We set the iPad up to take a photograph every minute from 9am-3pm. Recently Apple have added the time lapse tool into the iOS 8 camera, although you cannot adjust the time between photos like you can in I Can Animate.

 

5. A few months ago Comic Life 3 App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/comic-life-3/id891378056?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4  was released and within the many new templates is a newspaper front cover. We used this at school to firstly produce a weekly newspaper for the school news with Year 6 but also during World War 1 week to reproduce historical newspaper front pages of significant events during war.

 

A big thank you to all the great feedback to Teacher Guide to iPad App. Hearing how much it has helped teachers worldwide has made all the hard work worthwhile. The latest update brings a new icon, new categories of subjects and apps, a new design and 12 new ideas. Details can be found at www.ipadteachers.co.uk

 

Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015!

Adam


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Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, December 27, 2014 12:27 PM

Great ideas!  Thanks for sharing!   I took a class and used creative. Book Builder app.  Great app for creating  a story to show you understood the lesson .  Check it out !

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20 Apps and Tips to Help Students Study Better ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Apps and Tips to Help Students Study Better ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it
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Makes a good poster, too.

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, December 8, 2014 10:55 AM

Kathy Schrock rocks.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:56 AM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

Fiona Tavares's curator insight, January 5, 11:00 AM

Including use of Tellagami 

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads
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We move to tablets because they are affordable, mobile, and book-like.

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Creating Interactive Lessons and Games with TinyTap

Creating Interactive Lessons and Games with TinyTap | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it
The TinyTap app is a magnificent and free way to start building interactivity into your lessons, creating games, digital stories and interactive quizzes.
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GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo

GREAT iPad App Pinterest Collection by Katie Christo | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it

Tons of educational iPad apps organized by grade levels and categories.


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Every teacher should create a list of apps that work/don't work for their teaching purposes.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 11, 2014 5:54 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

MrsTucceri's curator insight, September 1, 2014 8:17 AM

Helpful collection of educational apps organized by grade levels and categories

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 25, 2014 10:28 AM

I really appreciate the early childhood apps. I'm gonna recommend them to my students' parents

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Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C’s

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A great framework for the use of school tablet apps.

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101 iPad Tips & Tricks

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Enjoy 101 iPad tips and tricks. These amazing iPad tips cover setup, new users, entertainment and much more.
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Gamify your classrooms with Kahoot. | ipadders.eu

Gamify your classrooms with Kahoot. | ipadders.eu | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it

"This week I’ve been getting excited about using Kahoot in the classroom. Kahoot delivers online quizzes and surveys to your students.


It works very similar to the more well-known Socrative. The teacher displays the question and the answers on the beamer or tv in the front of the classroom. The students see the corresponding icon and color on their screen. They have 30 seconds to answer on their devices and get points for every question they answer right. The quicker they answer the more points they receive. After each question the top 5 students are shown on the board with their scores. This is where it gets exciting. The students love this immediate feedback and want to get to the top position. I have never seen students so focused on answering the questions correctly."


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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, May 30, 2014 2:05 AM

tried it! like it!

Daniel Pastor Peidro's curator insight, May 30, 2014 2:34 AM

Muy fácil para los alumnos, aunque puede ser un poco "simple". Pero divertido.

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, May 30, 2014 10:53 AM

This looks great. We will be adding it to our toolbox of student response apps for the upcoming school year. Thanks for sharing.

 

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Fundamental Teacher Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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7 Writing Apps for Every Classroom Purpose - FRACTUS Learning

7 Writing Apps for Every Classroom Purpose - FRACTUS Learning | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it
Here are seven excellent writing apps that students can use to write journals, blogs, creative pieces, publishing or just take notes.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, May 14, 2014 9:49 AM

Several I have not tried, but I have used Penultimate and like it.

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Juxtaposer: The Best Layering App Ever - Photojojo

Juxtaposer: The Best Layering App Ever - Photojojo | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it

"Want to be a game piece in Candyland? Want to ride a roller coaster down the Rocky Mountains?

 

Now you can do it all! … Well, you can make it look like you did it all.

 

Juxtaposer is the best app for creating fun photomontages. Cut out a piece of one photo and stick it onto another. We can’t stop playing with it!

 

We’re going to show you the ins and outs of this app and turn you into a pro user. Because everyone needs to know how to make a photo of themselves swimming in a tub of ice cream."

 


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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers ~ TeachThought

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers ~ TeachThought | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it

"Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike.

"Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle."


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Free Technology for Teachers: iPad Apps for K-12 Students

Free Technology for Teachers: iPad Apps for K-12 Students | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it
Many of you are already aware that I maintain a few other blogs in addition to FreeTech4Teachers.com. One of those is iPadApps4School.com to which I have applied some lessons that I learned from making mistakes with this blog. One of those mistakes was not making it easier to sort resources according to grade level.

On iPadApps4School.com you can sort app reviews according to grade level category. Simply click on the grade level category in the sidebar to find apps appropriate for the age of your students. You can find elementary school apps here, middle school apps here, and high school apps here. I also have a category for pre-K students. If you want to be notified when a new app is reviewed, you can subscribe to email updates for iPadApps4School.com.

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Good set up for finding new apps in education.

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This Year, Google's Santa Tracker Gets Kids to Code - Gizmodo

This Year, Google's Santa Tracker Gets Kids to Code - Gizmodo | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it

Santa is under surveillance--but not by the NSA. Instead, Google is helping children of all ages to to keep tabs on the jelly-bellied gift giver, and even learn some new technical skills along the way.


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6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it
Our expert’s sample activities show how using free tech tools can help students learn to analyze, evaluate and create.
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50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it

"I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps."

 


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 10, 2014 6:14 AM

Interesting collection of well-chosen apps for the classroom or even for home with Mum and Dad!!

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- edu Pulse

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Why Your Teachers Should Use Twitter Powerful PD—one tweet at a time. By Kim Greene There comes a point when we have to acknowledge that one-size-fits-all professional development isn’t cutting it. Just as students need to be treated as individual learners, so do the teachers in your schools. And while...
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Why App Smash?

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Inspired by the last #1to1iPadChat , I thought it was time to post on the world craze that is App Smashing. The term App Smash was coined by the great Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) from EdTech Teac...
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Try a little App Smash with your class.

 

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The Periodic Table of iPad Apps

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Jan Eade's curator insight, July 2, 2014 6:51 AM

This is a great representation of iPad apps incorporating aspects such as creativity, interacting etc as well as Google and Apple.

Alba Ortiz's curator insight, July 3, 2014 6:12 AM

Recull d'apps d'ipad per educació

Stefan Welling's curator insight, July 10, 2014 10:55 AM

Zumindest eine ganz nette Art der Visualisierung von Apps für unterschiedliche Nutzungskontexte

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27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated -

27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated - | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it
As I move in to a role where I will be working with other colleagues on a more formal basis when it comes to e-learning, I have been reflecting upon different Apps. I was thinking about SAMR and which Apps can have transformative learning linked to them, if used properly. The list started growing quite …
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appsgonefree Articles - AppAdvice iPhone/iPad News

appsgonefree Articles - AppAdvice iPhone/iPad News | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it
Latest appsgonefree Articles - AppAdvice iPhone/iPad News
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Try Apps Gone Free to find out the latest in free apps for your mobile.

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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.
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Adobe Voice Provides a Great Way to Create Narrated Picture Stories - iPad Apps for School

Adobe Voice Provides a Great Way to Create Narrated Picture Stories - iPad Apps for School | Best Apps for Education | Scoop.it

 - iPa"Adobe Voice is a new iPad app that makes it easy to create beautiful picture stories. Like other picture story apps, Adobe Voice allows you to record your voice, import pictures, and write text to create a short video. What makes Adobe Voice better than a lot of apps similar to it is the huge gallery of more than 25,000 images, icons, and music tracks that you can use if you don’t have media of your own to use in your story."


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